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difficult, the u.s. has no diplomatic relationship with hamas. a group it labels a terrorist organization. so egyptian president mohammed morsi is playing a key role as intermediary. >> the critical challenge is going to be to make sure that everybody understands the commitments that have been made, the same way, so there's no misunderstandings. >> reporter: even with diplomacy in high gear, today was one of the st violence days yet. an israeli soldier was killed. the first since the conflict began. 150 incoming rockets, 30 alone aimed at a southern town. did you run down the stairs? >> yes. >> reporter: this family narrowly escaped a direct hit on their house. how many people were in the house at the time? >> six people. >> reporter: six people? >> i, my wife and four children. >> just in the last week -- >> reporter: the israeli government says their goal is to stop rocket attacks like this for good. >> we don't think any country in the world would deal with such a situation. >> reporter: near the border, israeli soldiers still wait anxiously for an order to inv e invade. >> we're abou
the bleeding. not a common item for civilians to wear. >> reporter: police also tell us tonight that mcgann was wearing unusual shoes, work boots with a removable sole inside and they were also two sizes too big. all of this considered evidence, police say, that mcgann considered himself an artist and he says that the watch was art. he is also being held at the sana'a rita jail. >> just a little odd. thank you very much, cheryl. >>> well, now that the bay area is on storm watch. we've seen rain throughout the day. plenty more is on the way. that's leading to concern after the massive mud slide this week. we have team coverage. chief meteorologist jeff is here and joining us from the weather center. >> the timing is pretty much dead on. the second one we'll have more timing issues. we'll cover that later on in the show. right now these two storms in the next 48 hours continues to shape up just as we have been mentioning. it's been a little bit dry in the south bay at times. we do have another batch of moisture in the next two hours. you will continue to get wet weather for tonight. some
the start of something big for the u.s. economy. 147 million people were expected to shop between friday and sunday. record numbers of shoppers are making purchases on their mobile devices or ipads, and for those who did venture out today, the foot traffic wasn't just at big box retailers but also at mom and pop neighborhood stores, part of a concerted effort to promote small business on this holiday saturday. nbc's michelle franzen has been out in the crowds today, she joins us in front of macy's, the flagship store in new york. good evening, michelle. >> reporter: good evening, kate. consumer confidence has been improving over the last few months, and retailers are hoping that new excitement along with the emotions of the holiday season will translate into a boost in sales. the hunt for deals today paid off for donna bunk, who was just getting started with her holiday shopping in new york city. >> not expecting to get a pair of boots but when you walk past these and they're only $30, how could you go wrong? >> reporter: just the attitude retailers are banking on that the crucial holida
. now he's holding court with us today, wednesday, november 21st, 2012.3 c3 >>> esto en today mato l. y >>> and good morning. welcome to "today." it's 7:00 a.m. pacific time on a wednesday. i'm matt lauer. >>> good morning. i'm savannah guthrie. i have one question about a game where a player can score 138 points. was there an opposing it. >> nobody was playing any d that shatters the old record. that's a ton of points. this is a guy a lot of people want to talk to in a couple minutes we'll get do that. >> we have a story blowing up on the internet. people are furious at one massachusetts woman who went to arlington national cemetery and mocked a sign near the tomb of the unknowns. then to make matters worse, she posted that photo online. she says she feels horrible about it. she's apologized. but some people want her fired from her job. we'll hear from her father just ahead. >> then, of course, it's thanksgiving day tomorrow. good news, time to get your friends and family together. the bad news, it's time get your friends and family to go. sometimes it can set off conflicts or family d
>>> good morning to you. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. jon kelley is off today. we will get to our black friday coverage in just a bit. first, we begin with developing news on the peninsula. one woman is dead and five others hurt after a major accident on highway 101 in palo alto this morning. the crash involved a chp patrol car and it is tying up traffic near the embarcadero exit. christie smith has been on the scene all morning long. she joins us with the latest on the investigation. christie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is a horrible violent accident. the chp accident investigation team is on scene. we have two lanes of 101 shutdown this morning. one person is dead. a 24-year-old woman riding in the suv with her family this morning. there is debris on the roadway, including bags. the car lost a tire and that is where officers are telling us the suv started to roll. it started at 6:45 this morning with a work truck that was pulled over on the shoulder northbound 101 at the embarcadero exit. the driver trying to fix a flat tire on the truck. a chp
in the ocean levels made the damage worse when hurricane sandy hit the east coast and took so much away from us. the big question is the future, of course, and a new kind of normal for all of those living along the water. it is where we begin tonight, our chief environmental affairs correspondent, anne thompson has more on what we learned. >> reporter: well, the information comes from a group of international scientists, brian and shows we're living climate changes in real time. this july was the warmest month on record. and tonight, there is new information that reveals just how fast the world's ice sheets are melting. the numbers are staggering. 344 billion metric tons of ice melting in antarctica and greenland a year. the weight of more than a million empire state buildings, the information was published in the journal, from researchers who looked at the data gathered over the last 20 years. creating what they say is the most accurate picture of melting. in antarctica, the east region is gaining ice, but it is not enough to make up for the loss on the rest of the continent. in greenland, it
bill karins has details for us. bill, what can you tell us? >> as far as the snow goes, that's at the highest of elevations where no one lives. the only areas that will get the snow is possibly to the south in the central cascades. it's really the rainfall that's the big concern, the amount that's going to go into these rivers basins. as they accumulate and it continues to rain over the weekend, we're going to have flooding concerns. this morning we're soaked right now. the heaviest rains have shifted into the mountains. it's still raining pretty good. san francisco to san jose, a continuous steady rain out there. the real downpours have moved towards yuba city. this storm system is one piece of it. you can see the plume coming into california. there's another piece behind that has to kick through on saturday. it doesn't look like until monday, lynn, this area will have a dry day. major concerns especially in northern california at this point. >> bill, thanks so much. >>> elsewhere today, the first of the two grand prize powerball winners will come forward to reveal themselve
. >>> coming to america, the u.s. a beacon of freedom and hope for people all around the world. the green citizenship about to be fulfilled for these 30 people, they come from different lands, have different stories to tell, but they'll all become americans live today, friday, november 16th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, welcome to "today" on a friday morning, i am matt lauer. >> good morning, i am savannah guthrie. we look at the statue of liberty live. we're going to witness something incredible on the plaza. if there's a dry eye left when the ceremony is over, i'll be amazed. 30 people that worked so hard to become u.s. citizens, a wait sometimes measured in decades will become u.s. citizens on the plaza this morning. >> so many of us take this for granted. those people on the plaza do not take it for granted. it will be amazing, their family members will witness it as well. >> we look forward to that. >>> we start with sad news out of midland, texas. one minute they're taken to
brother is speaking out to us. nbc bay area in that courtroom as the suspect faced the judge for the first time today. >> reporter: well, raj, jonathan which will banks did not look very menacing in court today, but police say he is a cold-blooded killer, be and they are still looking for a second man who they say helped him. he lowered his head for most of the hearing. the lawyer for jonathan which will banks explained the posture outside the courtroom. >> i would say extremely remorseful. >> reporter: remorseful for what, sir? which will banks is charged with killing a carjacking victim and then going on a crime spree that ended in a shoot-out with san jose police. >> someone who would do something like this. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview, which will banks' younger brother couldn't answer if he thought which will banks was capable of such violence. eric which will banks says his family is torn and hoping for the best for the murder victim's family. >> we all need to unite and donate for the family. i don't know why this happened but that's the only way to make the situation bett
. tonight, the reward money has been increased. nbc bay area's kris sanchez has new details and joins us from the 7-eleven in san jose. that's where that crime spree turned deadly. >> reporter: hi, there. yes, the suspect in custody and the one still on the loose fired directly at that police officer as he sat in his car, a sitting duck, so to speak. he ducked under his dash just to make sure that he could survive the accident. that was after the suspects gunned down a young man here at the 7-eleven after trying to carjack him. a collection of things that remind rory parkpettiford's friends of him are collected near where he was killed, randomly, senselessly by two suspects on a violent crime spree on friday night in san jose. >> it just sucks. seeing this and having him just be gone. i can't call him to see what's good and just chill. i don't know. it's just really sad. >> reporter: steven mosley says his friend, parkpettiford, was good at music, full of life and helpful to his family. the suspects who allegedly killed him while trying to steal his car outside this 7-evan are ruthless.
'm natalie morales. >> and i'm willie geist. thanks for sharing part of your day with us this morning. whether you're waking up to stuff the bird or maybe just bracing yourself for the arrival of some of those relatives. >> expanding waistlines. >> a lot of new balloons, a lot of fun this morning. >> great balloons, a lot of great characters, some of your favorites and new ones, as well. all those kids will be smiling across the country. also performing on national tv. pop stars on floats. you've got to love it. it is always my favorite kind of day. and matt, savannah, and al are hosting nbc's coverage of the parade. we're going to see what's in store in just a few minutes. >> and a beautiful day for it, as well. >>> then as we mentioned, black friday quickly becoming black thursday with the doors opening today. coming up, we'll tell you where to find the best deals if you're going right from the dinner table to the mall. >>> and basketball had the dream team, music had the rat pack. well, this morning, we had our own all-star lineup in the kitchen today. martha stewart and giada de l
on thanksgiving, including legendary actor dick van dyke. >> every year there are more and more families. used to be a bunch of old derelicts like me, and now a lot of families and a lot kids and they're getting more and more of them every year so we're hoping things look up. this makes my holiday for me. you've got a lot of love here. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, november 23rd, 2012. >>> very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. it is a black day across america, and retailers couldn't be happier. if you thought last year's black friday was insane, it is even crazier this year and that's because sale-driven shoppers who gave up part or all of their thanksgiving to camp out for hours weren't just waiting around for specials today. after testing the waters last year, more and more big name stores like target, toys"r"us and walmart opened their doors last night, some as early as 8:00 p.m. >>> it's more than a stunt. the door busting deals are a life line for the brick and mortar businesses banking on the nearly one in five holiday shoppers who they say will take full a
, and retailers were hoping that the consumers use the extra time to shop and to spend. after that big thanksgiving meal, this is how shoppers got their exercise. racing down the aisles for early black friday deals. >> oh, it saves a lot of money. >> i don't know what i can do damage with, but i'm going to go find out. >> reporter: braving the lines, the crowds, the fights to the cash register. here in kansas, the girls screamed for the gates to open as if they were at a rock concert. the frenzy started early this year with retailers like walmart, toys "r" us and target, opening their doors on thanksgiving day, hoping to get the 147 million shoppers spending before they go elsewhere. the decision to start black friday early sparked a controversy with target employees posting on-line petitions against working the holiday. and walmart workers protesting this week at dozens of stores as part of a nationwide walkout. >> we are unstoppable >> reporter: walmart released a statement calling the protests made for tv events, saying the large majority of protesters are not even walmart workers.
. more clashes in egypt over the weekend as police use tear gas this morning to disburse protesters in cairo. i want to start there. we have "new york times" columnist david brooks and our own andrea mitchell. andrea, this is because president morsi has seized power, a day after brokering a cease-fire between israel and hamas, he is now consolidating power. how worry side the administration about it? >> very worried, but they are very, very cautious because he is their new point of leverage really with hamas. he is the future, they thought, of trying to negotiate something and revive the israeli-palestinian talks. and now suddenly he seizes power. he was looking for this opportunity. he is threatened by the judiciary and the other mubarak forces who have, he believes, stopped the constitutional process and stymied that. but for him to do this now, at his point of greatest authority, puts the administration in a bind. and it's unclear how this is going to resolve. >> david brooks, there's a larger strategic question. there's egypt, gaza, syria, iran. there's a president's second term
, hose of "mad money" joins us. nice to see you. usa today put it very well graphically in their newspaper, we copied it, put it here. these are parts of the cliff, what make up the cliff. talk me through them. >> this is by far the biggest part. you basically are going to pay much higher taxes, $600 billion at stake. this is the toughest one. here, this is compilation, taxes taking people by surprise. >> if not adjusted for inflation, costs the economy $59 billion. >> social security we all knew this was a way to hire people. this is a sticking point. wealthiest people have to pay more according to democrats, republicans hate this. >> this will cost the economy $40 billion. this is where compromise has to occur. >> right. >> do you see it happening? >> no. this figure will not stand. somebody has to give. the president has to give or the republicans because this is what's going to cause a recession, if we h have a recession. >> we should all mention this didn't happen by accident. this thing was created because of failures to compromise and strike deals in the past on t
you live to city hall for the latest. >>> good morning to you. thanks for being with us. i'll marla tellez. >> i'm jon kelley. we begin with the news in the south bay. an all out manhunt in san jose. at this hour, one man is in custody and a $20,000 reward offered for information leading to the arrest of a second suspect. this following four robberies and homicide and officer-involved shooting. bob redell is live at city waha with the latest information after being briefed. quite a situation. >> reporter: along with the mayor's office. good morning, jon. the mayor's office has just upped the reward looking for the second man wanted in connection with the attempted murder of two police officers and the murder of an innocent civilian. police have also just released a sketch of the second suspect who is right now considered to be san jose's public enemy number one. to put an exclamation point on this. the assistant police chief along with mayor chuck reed and the city council participated in the joint news conference that ended an hour ago. the mayor will contribute $10,000 from his bu
the purchase of a british company. we will have all of the details. good morning. thanks for being with us. i am marla tellez. >> i'm jon kelley. hp hitting investors with shock treatment claiming it was a victim of financial fraud. it says it was fooled into buying a british company last year which was a mistake for $11 billion. according to scott mcgrew, it was the not just a mistake, but a disaster. you have had a couple of hours to digest it. how ugly is it? >> it will be talked about in business schools for years. it will be hard to imagine that if these allegations are true, there will not be some sort of criminal charges. during a routine financial flying, hp said the company it bought last fall deliberately hid how much profit and someone cooked the books. it is an incredibly serious allegation. hp has launched an investigation of what it calls forensic accounting and notified the u.s. government. >> we believe there is a willful effort on the part of autonomy management to mislead shareholders and mislead potential buyers, including hp. we stand by the review that we have seen. as yo
of a line? >> yeah, use whatever word you want to use, roasted, fileted, skewered. when the review starts out guy fieri, have you eaten at your new restaurant in time square? we look forward to a response. >> looking forward to what he has to say. >>> also a developing story in israel overnight. three people killed in a rocket attack after the israelis took out the top military commander of hamas in this strike on wednesday. we'll have a live report from tel aviv coming up straight ahead. >>> and one of the most popular energy drinks on the market. these five-hour energy capsules have been cited as a possible factor in 13 deaths. weeks after similar reports tied to monster drinks. we'll have more on that story. and then we'll take a turn, and i know, matt, it's only rock 'n' roll, but you like it. >>> i'm an unabashed lover of the rolling stones and they're celebrating their 50th anniversary. what do they remember as their early days as rock's original bad boys. what would they change if they could do it all again? we'll have an interview coming up. >> you're excited, you're even tweeting
's going to be no peace as long as they are there in control, and u.s. policy has got to be a long, gradual process of trying to build up the non-islamists in the arab world, including in iran, across the region. >> that frames it. we'll hear more from you in the roundtable. >>> now let me turn to carl levin, chairman of course of the armed services committee in the senate. senator, to egypt. how concerned are you? is morsi a partner of the united states, or a problem? >> yes. >> he's both? >> some of both, yeah. but even though there's great concern, i think we have to be very cautious. we don't obviously want to see a democratically elected autocrat take the place of an undemocratically elected dictator. on the other hand, there are some real pluses possible here. if egypt takes some real responsibility for making the cease-fire work, we'll stop those missiles from going through the tunnels in gaza, and they seem to be moving in that direction. that can make a real difference in terms of what's going on in gaza and their attacks on israel, which have been the cause of the whole thing. >>
it cost to build the pa silt. the plans to use the building for research and development. solyndra received a half billion dollar loan from the government to create that building. how could it have happened? that's what parents are asking tonight after a registered sex offender was allowed on campus in the midst of hundreds of students? turns out, there's a loophole which police powerless to close. marianne favro is live in san jose. it's not sitting well with parents. >> reporter: no it really is not, jessica. the registered sex offender was volunteering here at this parish last month during a church festival. parents tell me there were hundreds of kids at that festival. when deputies questioned him, he produced a letter from the church that gave him authorization to be here at the school. tonight, both sheriff's deputies and the diocese are investigating that letter. >> the controversy centers over whether this man is a registered sex offender convicted of child molestation should have been volunteering in san jose at a pair irn. a parent alerted a sheriff's deputy working securi
an assessment about what intervention in syria might require. the pentagon says a u.s. military effort to seize the stockpile of chemical weapons require upward of 75,000 troops and the "times" reports that senior american officials are concerned that the militant group hezbollah have set up training camps near the chemical weapons depots. >>> four people were killed in texas when a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans. this is just terrible. the accident happened at a railroad crossing in midland, texas, as the float tried to get around the safety gates and lights. the float was made with a flat bed trailer with chairs for each of the veterans. in addition to the four deaths, others were injured. >> this may be one of the most tragic events we've had in our town and it's a sad day. i shook their hands and saw them personally, met their wives. it truly was an honor to be in their presence. these guys are true american heroes. >> secretary of defense leon panetta issued a statement saying he's deeply saddened. the ntsb is sending a team to midland to investigate. >
. this was a three-story house of hamas militants. israel says it's using precision strikes against gaza. >> there were eight people in this house when they were attacked and they have already pulled out three bodies. there was total panic as rescue cr crews gasans feel that israel what no regard for life. israel warned gazans to stay away from all hamas locations. this man lived next to a hamas police station. now he doesn't have a home. we can expect anything from israelis. mourners for another hamas militant targeted today, witnesses showed up with the shell that killed the young militants. they say it was fired from an israeli ship. and warships fired more rounds. but that volley didn't stop the funeral. more about expressing defiance here than sadness. they're taking this man's 9-year-old niece to be buriey b. israel wants to eliminate hamas's leadership, but that's coming increasingly as a cost to civilians. >> reporter: this is martin fletcher in tel aviv. more than a hundred strikes from gaza today. half of israel's 3.5 million people are now within range of hamas long range rock
. but israel will have to give up its attempt to cow us and look like it is a surrender. >> reporter: what are they asking from the palestinian side? >> they start with -- a call for surrender, i mean, you stop, you deliver your weapons and then we'll see what to do. >> reporter: a truce is in the works, but until that happens gaza remains under attack. richard engel, nbc news, gaza. >>> this is martin fletcher in southern israel where everyone is desperate to know, ground invasion of gaza or truce? officials say it is 50/50, leaving three and a half million israelis at the mercy of palestinian rockets, defended by israel's new hero, the iron dome, an anti-missile defense system made in israel, helped by america. of 900 rockets fired at israel in six days, only about 30 hit populated areas. >> we enjoy the iron dome which is a huge success. and luckily -- >> reporter: there is a siren now? >> right. >> reporter: there is a siren now. just to see what happens -- >> it will only fire. >> reporter: the system calculates which rockets will hit an inhabited area and knocks it out like here, and
, an israeli man wielding an ax and a knife attacked an israeli security guard outside the gates of the u.s. embassy in tel aviv. an embassy spokesman says that the situation has been contained. savannah. >> richard engle in gaza. thank you. >>> it's the latest shocking twist in the deadly explosion that nearly leveled an indian atlas neighborhood earlier this month. now authorities are saying it appears to be no accident. kevin tibbles is there. good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, it's been just over a week since the deadly explosion rocked this indianapolis neighborhood. two people dead, more than 80 homes either destroyed or damaged. well, now the authorities here are calling this a homicide investigation. it was a sad scene at a double funeral in indianapolis monday. >> yeah. very sad. it just seems like such a waste of wonderful people to die so young. >> reporter: hundreds came to pay their respects to john and jennifer longworth, the couple killed in a november so e explosion that destroyed five homes and damaged dozens. the couple lived next door to the house that investigators
know, they used excessive force. there is no need to fire shots in the torso whether they hit him. >> reporter: in the mortuary the family mourned. >> it's very sad. we're mad. i'm really mad too. he was my first son. and you know, he was the one that was going to give me my first grandkids. >> reporter: the officers involved were on routine administrative leave as the investigation continues. the family is in the process of pursuing legal charges against the police department. >> we want to make sure that these two policemen are behind bars. we won't stop. we never stop until that happens. >> the corporal's funeral mass will be tomorrow morning. after that is concluded the burial ceremony will be right here. >> thank you, george. >>> there is new information about the california men suspected of being terror suspects. a dozen agents swarmed the 21-year-old's apartment on friday where he lives with his parents in upland about 30 miles east of l.a. he is one of four men charged with plotting to kill americans and destroying u.s. targets overseas by joining al qaeda. the men had pur
will finish out the game. and again, if you joined us late wondering about tebow, we talked about sore ribs, wearing a flak jacket tonight, so we haven't seen him for even one play. and this is joe mcknight carrying the ball out to the 50 yard line. so this is going to take us right down to the end of the game. and the new england patriots, who were 3-3 at the beginning of the season. those three losses were by a composite four points. sanchez and belichick and welker and brady and belichicand ryan will meet at midfield. the game is over. what's left of the one-time capacity crowd expressing their displeasure. 49-19. the wendy's post-game report with the madden player of the game and all of the rest coming right up after this. okay, here's the plan. you have a plan? first we're gonna check our bags for free, thanks to our explorer card. then, the united club. my mother was so wrong about you. next, we get priority boarding on our flight i booked with miles. all because of the card. and me. okay, what's the plan? plan? mm-hmm. we're on vacation. there is no plan. really? [ male announcer ] t
. terry is the chairman, president and chief executive officer of macy's and joins us from their famous location, 34th street here in new york. good morning. happy black friday. >> good morning. you should be here. all of the crowds seem to be here. you should be with us. >> you know me so well. i'll be there later today. let me ask you about the forecast for this black friday. i think 11,000 people were at macy's when the door opened at that location last night. >> yeah. i was here. letting them in, opening the door and it was a record crowd, no question about it. i stood at the front door at the broadway entrance between 34th and 35th street. i swear i was standing there for 18 to 20 minutes, and the line of incoming traffic never stopped. so people are definitely here, definitely shopping. there's bags in their hands so it's encouraging start to the holiday kickoff for black friday. >> it's interesting you note bags in their hands. so often we think of people as browsers who walk in and get caught in the frenzy. you're seeing people walk out with bags meaning they purchased something
in their homes. two people in bryant street had used the same housekeeper for years with no problem until that housekeeper took on a new helper, martha ramirez. >> together they realized they were missing some jewelry. they contacted a third person who was also missing items. >> reporter: police found jewelry and even costume jewelry in a mattress in her home. they also found a pawn receipt. >> one of our victims had an antique rolex taken. it was a world war ii relic handed down from a grandparent. that item has not been recovered yet. it's a rose-colored rolex watch. >> reporter: care.com is a site dedicated to helping people find domestic employees. they say when hiring a housekeeper, verify work experience and references. ask a friend or neighbor to drop by unannounced to check on the housekeeper, and if you are particularly concerned, you can request background and credit check, driving records, even a drug test. housekeepers often work in more than one area. that's why police are working with area agencies to figure outs whether there could be other victims in other cities. >>> gett
the department. nbc bay's damian trujillo joins us from headquarters. not long ago, this was among the best departments in the country. where is it going from here? >> reporter: morale asinking here and it's been difficult. it remains a strong department but getting more and more difficult by the moment. the chief sent this memo to city hall, alerting them that the number of officers he has available to suit up has dropped to less than 1,000. that number alarming to those victims of crime and to those still here on the force. the robbers haven't been back to the west coast wheels and tire shop in san jose but left an impression with one of the workers tied with duct tape and held at gun point while they em tied the cash register. >> i think about it all the time. >> reporter: police haven't caught the bad guys, with fewer investigators they may never. for the first time in a long time the police warned city leaders at this point in time he only has 978 officers who are able to suit up. >> if you factor in the disability and recruits who aren't able to work the streets yet, it dips below 1,0
tells congress about the attack in benghazi, what he knew, when he knew it and why the u.s. first told the world what it did. >>> and 18 days since the devastation on the east coast. scenes of utter devastation we have not seen until now. >>> and it is the end of the line for a guilty pleasure in america. but how did it come to this? nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, it worries them enough that israel's tanks appear ready to roll into gaza, and the skies have been raining rockets there for several days. perhaps the larger worry, both sides in this escalating fight have powerful friends that are getting involved and taking sides, like egypt, friend of hamas, and the united states, which tonight is sending naval vessels offshore in case americans need to get out of there. it has been another day of explosions and air raid sirens. it remains a situation on the edge. we have two reports tonight. our richard engel is in gaza, we want to begin, though, with martin fletcher in tel aviv. >> reporter: good evening, they met on the agenda escalating in gaza and a possible ground invasio
with palm spring police who say that he used his car as a weapon against two officers who feared for their safety. and based at camp pendleton. but stationed at 29 palms. he was just in the bay area where he grew up visiting and had plans to start college in a few months. >> this is a -- there is a young man, signed up to serve the country who went to afghanistan. came back untouched. was sach in afghanistan. came back to get killed. nobody deserves this. they want to know more about what exactly happened the morning the marine was killed. they want a full investigation, independent of the palm spring police department or district attorney any office. both officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave. kimberly terry, nbc bay area news. >>> thank you, kimberly. the weather took quite a turn overnight. let's check in with the meteorologist on the latest and when the next storm is coming in, rob. >> right now. just saw on the radar. the rain is starting to reach the north bay. where we have seen the most impressive rainfall totals in the last 24 ho
and gaza. nbc's chapman bell joins us on the phone now from tel aviv. chapman, good morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, lynn. at this point this bus attack is being described as a terrorist attack. it says it has all the hallmarks of a terrorist attack, but it is not a suicide bomber that police officials can confirm. it seems explosives were placed on a bus in tel aviv. this is the first bus blast in israel since 2004, the last one being on a bus in the southern israeli city of bare shea but near gaza. if this is connected to the current conflicted, there's no confirmation at this point that it is, but this would show a change in tactics from the current tactics being used which is rocket launches from gaza into israel. this comes as secretary of state hillary clinton is here trying to negotiate a ceasefire. she and other senior diplomats from around the world, u.n. secretary ban ki moon as well, trying to come to an agreement. this occurs just when people were thinking a ceasefire could be in the cards. so if this is connected, this could potentially make a ceasefi
walmart workers and the superstore. >> we have issues with management. sometimes they don't take us seriously. when we try to improve work conditions, they retaliate against us by cutting our hours. >> reporter: the workers are pressuring the country's largest employer to hear their concerns and do something about them. for some, it's as simple as a request for working equipment. >> i've been having to manually push these parts. i'm a young man. i can handle it. but i work with older individuals and younger individuals. and it's wear and tear on their body. i'd like to see them help us get the materials so we can get the job done. >> reporter: another issue among employees is safety. >> there's been robberies. we just, you know, some of us are scared. >> reporter: during last year's black friday sales, a man was shot during an attempted robbery. employees say this and other incidents have spark concern. and they want management to put in stricter protocols. not just on black friday, but every day. walmart says they care about their employees. and only a small minority is upset. they
. >> yesterday we ran out of time. if you had a tie of 269-269, show us how that would be possible. >> reporter: let me show you how possible it is. the president won ohio and its 18 votes. you had wisconsin and its 10, either two states they feel good about. that's 269. all you'd have to have is mitt romney get florida, virginia, colorado, iowa, it's very close. the toughest state here to make this se ncenario work would be nevada. it's a state a that a lot of republicans and democrats slightly leans in the democratic category. but it's not an implausible scenario. if nobody got 270 then the house of representatives would decide who the president was, but the u.s. senate would vote on who the vice president was. that means the most likely outcome under this scenario is a romney/biden scenario. >> another scenario if ohio is too close to call. >> here's the problem with ohio. they have a new law that says provisional ballots, and these are ballots that are questioned there, maybe somebody didn't bring an i.d., maybe a signature is off, they will let you vote, but you get put in a separate stack
's the fallout and the future of the gop? with us, tea-party backed congressman raul labrador, tom friedman, former white house chief of staff for bill clinton john podesta, republican strategist mike murphy, and nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good sunday morning. with the president's national security team under fire over the petraeus resignation and the benghazi attacks, the president arrived on the world stage this morning for a summit in east asia, and he's got new worries on his mind about the prospect of a war in the middle east as israel and palestinian militants get closer to the brink this weekend. israel expanding its air assault against hamas and palestinian militants continuing to fire rockets into civilian areas of southern israel. that's where i want to begin this morning. i've got nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell and "new york times" columnist tom friedman. who better to have to dis
to consumers using mobile devices. shoppers spent more than $1 billion. is this the sign we've been waiting for that the economy is finally on the mend? we're going to ask a guy who just might be the best investor ever to walk this earth. how is that for an introduction. >> pretty good. >> warren buffett, glad to have you here. >> all right. an important health warning. if you've having a grapefruit or grapefruit juice for breakfast this morning, it can have serious, even fatal side effects, if you're using certain medications. dr. nancy snyderman will be here to explain that. >> a lot of medications take. like mother, like daughter. anna nicole smith's little girl is modeling for the clothing brand guess just like her mother did. we'll have more on that story. >>> we're also going to tell you about a recent health scare for oprah winfrey. >> we want to begin with cyber monday, big success. diana alvear is live from phoenix at the amazon.com fulfillment center. good morning to you. >> reporter: lots of happy faces on the floor this morning. now that it's clear the consumers were out in full
is with us for it, from the white house. >> reporter: good evening, despite predictions to the topic, no one topic dominated the back and forth. he didn't have a lot to say on the petraeus scandal he was asked to respond to a criticism from an old rival, john mccain. >> good afternoon, everybody. >> reporter: he was aloof, and at times, confident. and an aggressive president obama in his first press conference since winning a second term. his main goal, making a case that the public support fully the tax hike othe rich. >> everybody understood that that was an important debate, the majority of voters agreed with me, by the way, more agreed with me on the issue than voted for me. >> reporter: he also made clear that the bush tax cuts for the top 2% will go away, but left new wiggle room on how it would be determined. >> what i am not going to do is extend further tax cuts for people who don't need it. >> reporter: he encouraged growing common ground between the two parties. >> i'm open to compromise and new ideas. >> reporter: after an opening statement, mr. obama immediately faced questions
or not david petraeus used agency resources to further his relationship with paula broadwell. they were last seen together at a dinner in washington on october 27th. officials say the cia has been told by the fbi there is no indication that petraeus used classified material. but the investigation is continuing, this is new information coming out about frederick humphries, the fbi agent that led the investigation. that led to petraeus's resignation. he is a 16-year veteran, he played a major role in stopping the plot to blow up l.a.x. humphries got to know jill kelley in tampa, and she turned to him when she received anonymous e-mails last spring, the e-mails they found alarming. today, the fbi agent explained the shirtless picture he had sent jill kelley, saying it was a joke he was posing with target dummies after s.w.a.t. practice. it was humphries that told david reichert about an old friend, he alerted him almost two weeks before the president was told. >> the information sent to me sounded as if there was a potential for a national security vulnerability. >> reporter: today, eric holder
during the fight, both officers used their weapon. >> they didn't have to use deadly force. this was a situation where it didn't have to come to a wrongful death. >> reporter: the palm springs say that they had no choice. the man refused to stop the car, and used the car to drag another. police also say a stolen inmaat card was found. they're calling on the marines to step in and launch an independent investigation. >> we're not confident with just the palm springs police doing the investigation. we're not confident with the district attorney doing the investigation. >> reporter: again, that was kimberly terry reporting. >>> one year after he was killed in the line of duty, some people in vallejo are still struggling to deal with the death of officer jim capoot. he was killed after a high speed chase and foot pursuit. and today, his family and friends and colleagues gathered at vallejo city hall in his honor. members of his family and friends say they remember him as a man who constantly gave back to the community. he was forty-five years old. >>> and spartans football fans
to use this moment to both break out of the blockade and try to end targeted killing of its leaders from israel, and trying to take advantage of the new arab spring balance of power, the muslim brotherhood in egypt, to leverage that possibility. israel. israel has been watching for the last six to nine months hamas bringing in longer and longer range missiles from iran. i think they saw this as an opportunity of necessity to take those out, missiles that can now hit tel aviv and jerusalem. egypt. this is a real problem for egypt. you have a new government there that needs money from the united states. they don't want to be caught in a struggle between israel and the palestinians. for iran, this is a godsend. it takes world attention off their nuclear program and puts pressure on all the more moderate forces in the arab world, puts them at the head. and lastly, syria, couldn't be a better day for bashar al assad. takes all the attention officer ya. no one is looking at the murderous campaign of assad against his own people. >> andrea mitchell, the diplomacy for president obama about to st
the first visit by a sitting u.s. president, mr. obama pledged that the u.s. will be friends with any nation that respects its people's rights and international law. nbc political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd is traveling with the president. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, veronica. the president was only here on the ground for 12 hours, the first american president to visit myanmar, the country formerly known as burma. he was greeted by a sea of locals. some of it was spontaneous, some very organized. school-aged children in school uniforms waved the american flag and the myanmar flag. the president met with the official leadership here, played tourist, visiting a famous buddhist attraction here, a 2,000-year-old temple. he also went to aung san suu kyi's house, democracy activist who was under house arrest here in this country for years. the president went to her house, had a few words with her. but the centerpiece of his visit was a speech at yangon university where he laid out the case for why he's here, why he thinks myanmar can still be
about people that might not necessarily be willing to help us. >> reporter: and that reward is now up to $20,000. between the police officers association and the mayor's office and the tip that brings that suspect in can be anonymous. so the assistant police chief says if the suspect in custody is cooperating somewhat with investigators. he might talk soon, though, because he is due in court on wednesday to face charges against him. in san jose, kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. >> kris, thank you. >>> coming up tonight on our 6:00 newscast, are officers jumping ship from the san jose police department? we'll show you the bay area city actively recruiting disgruntled officers from jpd. >>> a surprising crime. two students robbed at gunpoint at foothill college today. it happened on the foothill campus in los altos hills about 9:00 this morning. campus police say two students were stopped by a man with a gun and robbed of their backpacks. >> very rare in my history here, which is 16 years, i've never seen an armed robbery situation here at foothill college. it's certainly not unusual on
boosted his credibility with u.s. and israel, and has become a politician to deal with in the arab world but it is one thing to broker a cease-fire, now he will have to enforce it and crack down on hamas and their weapons smuggling >> reporter: president obama who visited israel as a candidate four years ago but not since has to decide his next steps. >> the first thing he has to do is decide whether or not he is going to invest in the effort to resolve the israeli-palestinian conflict. i think at the moment it is a stain on his legacy. >> reporter: the u.s. officials are looking at what could be the birth of a new start with the less clear is how the u.s. will handle hamas, which is clearly empowered >>> and now, how all of this is playing out in israel and gaza, nbc's veteran middle east correspondent martin fletcher is in tel aviv tonight. and our chief foreign correspondent, richard engel is in gaza city, let's begin with you, richard. >> reporter: good evening, kate, israeli drones are still in the sky here, but for the first time no air strikes. and hamas is considering this a majo
us live from tel aviv, israel, with those details. martin, good morning. >> reporter: hi, veronica, good morning. the cease-fire went into effect 9:00 in the evening last night. that's 17 hours ago. and so far, so good. there were two early this morning sirens in the south of israel, warning sirens of rockets. turned out, they were just false alarms, though, so it is holding for the time being. and also, the israeli army has just given orders about an hour or two ago for the first of the army reserve soldiers that it called up for a possible ground invasion of gaza. 30,000 reserve soldiers were called up. the first of those have been given orders now that they can return to their homes and to their jobs, and at the same time, they're keeping others on duty because there's still a great amount of skepticism about whether the cease-fire will hold. they hope that it will, of course, but some skepticism, so much so, for instance, that the schools of the area, all schools have been closed within a 40-kilometer distance of gaza for the last week. all of the kids staying at home, many of
. a press conference has been scheduled for 9:30. we expect the mayor and assistant police chief to give us up-to-date information and answer any questions from the media. >> kimberly tere reporting for us, thank you. . new information on a deadly shooting in menlo park. police are saying the victim may have been killed during a robbery. today the victim was identified as 42-year-old kerry -- in the east bay. two people approached them. at some point shots were fired and officers found the victim in the street. witnesses saw two men wearing dark colored hooded sweatshirts running from the area. police have not released the identity of the woman but ask anyone with information to call the police department. police are not saying whether the victim was targeted or if it was a random attack a three-car accident happened 2:30 this afternoon. a 34-year-old woman died at the hospital. a 37-year-old man from the same car suffered major head injuries. no word on his condition or the condition of the others hur. some witnesses told nbc bay area that people often speed through the area because there
for it with tax dollars. sources provided it to us but somehow, 18 months after it was finished, the guard's leadership still does not have a copy. >> you found some serious problems. >> yes. >> and from all indications, nothing significant changed? >> yes. >> frustrated? >> i'm sure they are. >> he's referring to the the 14 guard members he interviewed. his report reads, sexual harassment and a hostile work environment is commonplace. >> you called this a big problem. >> uh-huh. >> shouldn't it be a big priority? >> sure. should always be a big priority when you find these kinds of things. >> do you believe this information embarrasses the national guard? >> yes. >> all day long. >> it substantiates our claim. >> our investigation included interviews with nearly two does dozen members of the california guard all frustrated with the current culture. >> i have a mandate from the governor to change the culture. >> that was major general david baldwin at his formal confirmation hearing pledging to fix deep-rooted problems dating back several years. in a letter major general promised to fix th
commercial to community. a well-known bay area church is asking all of us not to forget the homeless this thanksgiving. workers have been preparing all week to prepare hundreds of turkeys and thanksgiving trimmings for people who might go hungry tomorrow. cheryl hurd with one family who is helping feed people for a decade. and she was a legend, cheryl. >> reporter: yes, she was, indeed. i met the family tonight. and this is a family that's truly stepping up to the plate. they're stepping up to the plate for the city of oakland. >> how are you guys doing? back again. >> reporter: brad morris is on a mission tonight. >> much love. >> reporter: his mission is to pick up as many turkeys as he can before thanksgiving day. >> my delivery truck. my mom, she cooks about five. i cooked about five so far. have one in the oven right, i have to check on. >> reporter: his mission involves the community. >> we all come together as a community and try to help, extend that hand to people who are in need. >> reporter: fred morris is the glue holding the mission together, to feed the hungry on thanksg
it for whatever reason. >> they cut it from the show? >> let's not go crazy and use the word cut. it was so much fun. >> we'll reflect on our favorite thanksgiving memories and dylan and i will do a little showdown, a little bakeoff, like who is the best thanksgiving baker. i whipped up a delicious wonderful apple berry cobbler. dylam made something, as well. and we'll find out which you made up. >> i didn't know there were berries involved. i mean -- >> yours is apple, right? >> i think you cheated. i thought it was apple cobbler, apple crisp. you throw berries in there -- >> tweeting pictures of your puppy. it's a whole long thing. we'll have that coming up a bit later on. >> an important distinction. looking forward to that. >>> we do begin with escalating violence in the middle east. the latest from gaza this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. to say the 1.5 million people of the gaza strip are really held hostage by the circumstances all around them is an understatement, a few hundred miles south of here negotiations are under way for a truce. a few hundred miles north
a confrontation. and used his as a weapon. and based at camp pendleton. and start college in ape few months. and planning on spending thanksgiving with them. >> he was excited. wrapping up the years in the marine core. came up here. last week and week before. >> the family says they want to know more details about exactly what led up to the shooting since according to them this is completely out of character for them. they want a,000 full investigation. independent of the palm springs police department or river side district. county district attorney any office that is. both officers involved in the shooting have been placeded on paid administrative leave. we were told by the family that the funeral is planned for wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. it is open to the public and will be held here at the family mortuary in free mont. we are told by the family he will receive full military honors. at his burial. live in free mont. nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >> one year after his shooting death, some people are struggling to deal with the death of officer. known for devotion to family, community and
of courtney yaupshaw. that takes us to the finish line. a night that started promising for the pittsburgh steelers, less than a minute into the game they get a ouched. jacoby jones with the biggest play of the game, the punt return. it's all about defense as it normally is in this series. and the baltimore ravens have put themselves in tremendous shape in the afc north. >> cris: they really did. for the pittsburgh steelers, blowing those two time-outs is huge! you can't make those kind of mistakes in big fames gamgames . >> al: baltimore winds it 13-10 with the wendy's postgame report coming your way next. . at bank of america, we're continuing to lend and invest in the people, businesses, and organizations that call the bay area home. whether it's helping a nonprofit provide safe, affordable housing within the city, supporting an organization that's helping kids find jobs and stay in school, or financing the expansion of a local company that's creating healthier workplaces, what's important to the people of the bay area is important to us. and we're proud to work with all those who are m
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